ERIC Number: ED061379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Training Program for Community Organizer-Planners. A Report on the Program Developed and Conducted for the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.
Obinani, Felix C.
In the summer of 1967, a program was initiated to recruit and train a group of residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant area in Brooklyn in the processes of data collection and the formulation of community plans. The Center for Urban Education was contracted by the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to implement this program. At the completion of the first phase, forty trainees were chosen for continued training as paraprofessional community organizer-planners, with particular emphasis on the area of housing renewal and redevelopment. After graduation, trainees work with the Corporation and other local agencies interested in planning and planned change. This report outlines the nature of this program, methodology employed, and curriculum used, which included lectures, intergroup interactions, and field trips, as well as an appendix of samples of student work, program evaluation guides, and a history of Bedford-Stuyvesant. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Planning, Community Programs, Community Services, Ghettos, Housing, Housing Deficiencies, Housing Needs, Inservice Education, Metropolitan Areas, Residential Patterns, Slums, Urban Areas, Urban Environment, Urban Planning
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.